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    Anyone rode the Patrol ???

    Just wanted to know if anyone has had a chance to demo or better yet purchased the Patrol and have any feed back on how it rides??

    I have a 2015 Reign that I might be putting up for sale to get a Patrol.
    I have always liked Transition and rode a Covert once but because of them being a smaller company the bikes are kind of hard to get compared to the bigger bike companies. I like the way the new bikes look this year and have read very little on them on how they ride. If anyone has any feed back I would love to hear about it.

    Thanks !!!

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    I'm also in the marker for a patrol, but unfortunately don't have any saddle time on one. Curious though,why are you getting rid of the Reign?

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    To sum it up in one word " dull " Don't get me wrong it's a good bike but I just like a poppy, snappier bike. I had a Trance 27.5 before it was a little more of an active bike. The Reign just kind of hammers through everything. For me and my riding style I like to the bike to be a little more playful. I know Transition is known for making those kind of bikes. I am also looking at the Scout but am a little worried about the 125mm travel in the back. Would like to hear a ride report on that as well.

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    Steve Jones at Dirt has been testing one, nothing but this tweet for now, but so far so good. I'd imagine a Dirt test soon?
    https://twitter.com/jonesdirt/status/528609429831553024

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tenacious Doug View Post
    Steve Jones at Dirt has been testing one, nothing but this tweet for now, but so far so good. I'd imagine a Dirt test soon?
    https://twitter.com/jonesdirt/status/528609429831553024
    Cool, thank you !!

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    Anyone rode the Patrol ???

    I ordered a patrol back in September but when I heard there was a demo day in north Vancouver a few weeks ago I went to test one.

    I sold my dh bike this summer as I wasn't riding it as much as I used to (broken shock didn't help) and have been riding my stumpjumper evo with a pike most of the time. The bike is very capable but the rear shock (rp2) gets overwhelmed. After selling the dh I realised if I'm only going to have one bike it should be one of the new breed of all mountain bikes - competent at going uphill but with the feeling of a downhill bike when descending.

    And that's exactly what the patrol does, though the climbing performance was better than I expected. Better than my stumpjumper with good traction where normally i expected to slip and spin out. When it came to pointing it downhill, it became apparent the bike wanted to go fast. With a slack head angle and long wheelbase it needed a bit of muscling in tighter places but when you have room to let it go it's like riding a downhill bike. It encouraged me to get off the brakes and jump off roots, dive over rocks into corners, and never felt overwhelmed.

    I would have liked to spend more time on it but it ticked the boxes I wanted it to. The 150mm reverb was another nice feature for those of us with long legs. Plus the x1 drivetrain was good to try and made climbing a little easier over my 1x10 on the stumpy.

    I'm waiting for news of my order, as i believe I'm on the first line of production. Hopefully I will have it in the next month


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    Hi Guys!

    Ordered the frame on september too and im still waiting.

    Attending the geo chart of the bike and the Fsr Optimized suspension systems, it seems we are in front of a great bike or at least, one of the best enduro bikes outhere but I think this kind of bike its not for everyone, in the way that these geometries are designed to ride fast, aggresive, loose and keeping a good pace during the trail.

    Examples like Nomad 3, giant reign 2014 or this bike with practicall similar geos, it want to be clear that this bikes are for racing essentially.. for example, in my case i was the owner of the banshee rune new batch and in some determined trails if you gou bit slow.. you could noticed that the bike become slow itself due the wheelbase, the head angle within another details.

    So.. I hope to have the patrol next after 3 f*cking months and put here more details and riding impressions.

    Im 1,87cm / 210lbs and I got the Large size ( its big... 1210mm of wheelbase)

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    yep, I have had one on order for a few weeks now too. super excited about it. any word on availability date?

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    I have one on order too and the update that I got this week said April/May. More time to spend on the TransAM I guess...
    DON'T EXTINGUISH THE STOKE.

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    Yes.... I rode the patrol.. and I own it !!! absolutely massive!!!

    W H A T A B I K E !!!
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    If it rides half as good as it looks then you have a winner!

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    AdrianoMTB !! Tell us more!
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    Let me a little more time to test it properly in the meanwhile... I will test it the bike with a coil spring....

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    I'm gonna try a coil on my Smuggler. The linear shock curve looks primo for one. Let me know your thoughts!

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    AdrianoMTB.... Do u know what is the eye to eye length of the patrol rear shock? Thks

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    21563 I think.

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    So close...

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    Quote Originally Posted by rippling over canyons View Post
    Thanks guys.....as i got a spare Xfusion HLR from my Titus El Guapo. Looking to put that in if it fits....

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    Quote Originally Posted by AdrianoMTB View Post
    Let me a little more time to test it properly in the meanwhile... I will test it the bike with a coil spring....

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    Hey Adriano,

    how does it ride with a coil shock compared to the monarch?
    I have a patrol upcoming and i'm going to mount an db coil anyway but i'm wondering what your thoughts are about that.
    That spring rate do you use? I weight about ~78kg ready to ride and i think i'll give 350lbs a try.

    Cheers from Germany...
    (we have been unlucky with shipments, i ordered in september and i might have to wait until end of march)

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    Anyone who rode it have any recommendations have baseline setting for the monarch plus's it comes with besides just telling me about sag? I know how to set up suspension, i just want to know if anyone had any things they noticed

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    Anyone rode the Patrol ???

    Hi, i just got my patrol frame and now i am starting to buy all the required parts.

    Can anyone with a complete build check the stackheight of the lower headset cup for, is it 2,5 mm?

    Thanks a lot. Uli

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